Climate Change and Development Education:New Opportunities for Partnership

Sweeney, John (2015) Climate Change and Development Education:New Opportunities for Partnership. Policy and Practice : A Development Education Review, 21. pp. 11-30. ISSN 1748-135X

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Despite different evolutionary paths, development education and environmental education are increasingly finding a common focus in addressing climate change issues. Realising the synergies this offers requires both sets of practitioners to grasp the essential underpinnings of climate science, policy and ethics. This paper presents the principal authoritative sources that development educators should be guided by. Achieving a successful partnership will involve reconsideration of concepts of development as well as of relationships between the developed and developing worlds. The urgency of achieving radical changes in approach is stressed as the time scale for effective global and national actions to tackle climate change diminishes and crucial decisions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change become imminent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cite article as: Sweeney, J (2015) 'Climate Change and Development Education: New Opportunities for Partnership', Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, Vol. 21, Autumn, pp. 11-30.
Keywords: Climate change; development education; climate science; climate policy; climate justice; Irish Climate Analysis and Research Unit; ICARUS;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 7016
Depositing User: Prof. John Sweeney
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 16:39
Journal or Publication Title: Policy and Practice : A Development Education Review
Publisher: Centre for Global Education
Refereed: Yes

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